BAN vs AUS Dream11: The Australians finally displayed resolve in the 4th and penultimate T20I, as they beat Bangladesh with three wickets in hand. It turned out to be another low-scoring affair, as the hosts were restricted to a 104/9 in 20 overs of play. Aussie wrist-spinner Michell Swepson was the star of the show with his spell of 3/12 in four overs. Although, Australia did end up chasing down the target, it wasn’t an easy task by any means. Mahedi Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman caused a lot of problems. Nevertheless, a quickfire knock of 39 (15) by Dan Christian and a well compiled innings of 27 runs by Ashton Agar made the visitors cross the finishing line with an over to spare. The fifth and final T20I is expected to follow a similar low-scoring pattern. That being said, here are the key players from both camps that could have an influence in the game.
Josh Hazlewood has been the constant threat to Bangladeshi batsmen with his disciplined display of fast bowling. Hazlewood bagged two more wickets in the last game, which now takes his tally up to nine wickets from the four T20Is in the series so far.
Josh Hazlewood in T20Is
Best Figures: 4/30
The ‘Fizz’ has been going through a terrific run of form, and his cutters in particular have caused the Australian batsmen some serious problems. Mustafizur bowled another impeccable spell of 2/9 from his four overs, and will be keen on ending the series on a positive note. With seven wickets from the four games, and an economy rate of close to 5 per over, the left-arm-pacer should be included to the fantasy team.
Mustafizur Rahman in T20Is
Mitchell Swepson did come in place of Adam Zampa, and was mighty impressive with his wrist spin. Swepson took three wickets for just 12 runs in his four overs, and was named the ‘Player of the Match’ for his terrific effort. Having featured in six T20Is, Swepson now has 11 wickets to his name at an economy rate of 7.56 per over.
Best Figures: 3/12
Shoriful Islam has picked up a wicket in every match that he’s been a part of against Australia, and is turning out to be a real asset for Bangladesh. The left-arm-fast-bowler has picked up seven wickets from the last four T20Is. Shoriful Islam could once again have a big role to play for his side in the final game of the series.
Shoriful Islam in T20Is
Best Figures: 3/33
Although Mitch Marsh was dismissed early in the most recent T20I, he has been the most consistent batsman between the two teams. Marsh scored back to back knocks of 45 runs each, which was followed up by a 51 in the third T20I. The specialist all rounder will be keen on ending the series with another noteworthy contribution.
Mitchell Marsh in T20Is
The match can be streamed live on Fan Code.